Friday, November 20, 2015


MERALCO recently inaugurated PAGCOR-1 Entertainment City Sub-station, one of the most

technologically-advanced power infrastructures in the country and the company’s largest

integrated & fully-automated Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) facility. PAGCOR-1 is a fully

underground sub-transmission and distribution system meant to improve dependability &

reliability of electricity service in the booming PAGCOR Entertainment City. Present during the

inauguration ceremony were: (L-R) Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and

Corporate Communications Alfredo S. Panlilio, Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan,

Department of Energy Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson, PAGCOR Chairman & CEO Cristino L.

Naguiat, Jr., ParaƱaque City Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez, Meralco First VP & Head of Networks

Ronnie L. Aperocho, and Meralco VP & Head of Sub-Transmission Services Antonio M. Abuel, Jr.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brother wins 2015 PCMag’s Readers’ Choice Award and Business Choice Award

November 11, 2014, Manila, Philippines – Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines), a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, is pleased to announce that its Printers and Multi-Function Centers have won the PCMag Readers’ Choice Award for the seventh straight year.

According to, “Brother stands atop the ratings in overall satisfaction, satisfaction with reliability, and likelihood to recommend. In each of these key measures, Brother clearly outdistances all its competitors.”
Likewise, Brother won the PCMag Business Choice Award for the third year in a row. The Business Choice Award for Brother states, “Brother's streak continues. For home or business, it's the perennial favorite now for PCMag readers. It's strong in reliability, has a low percentage of products that need a fix, and the absolute highest score when it comes to being recommended to colleagues who need a new printer.”, a US based website, is a trusted source of IT industry reviews which regularly asks its readers to rate the companies they think make the best products and provide the absolute pinnacle of technical support and customer service.

The Reader’s Choice and Business Choice awards are based on surveys of PCMag readers about their experiences with products and how they feel about the companies behind these products.  
For more information on Brother’s Printers and Multi-Function Centers, visit

About Brother International Philippines Corporation

Brother International Philippines Corporation is one of the sales subsidiaries of Brother International Singapore, Pte. Ltd. Incorporated in the Philippines in 2000, the company today manages an extensive network of provincial offices in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Naga and Pampanga, as well as an extensive network of distributors and resellers throughout the country.

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, communication and digital imaging industries for homes, SOHOs and enterprises who demand solutions that empower businesses and individuals to communicate ideas in every possible way. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspect of their business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of their customers

A New Kind of Dog Event for the Benefit of the IRO (Island Resccue Organization)

Taguig, Philippines – Last November 16, I was invited for the press launch of “2nd team KOVU Dog Sport Cup” that will happen at Greenfield City Sports Field, Paseo Center Sta. Rosa Laguna this November 28, 2015. I personally love dogs and cats as they provide unexplainable joy to anyone around them but it was long time ago since I have my last dog. Sir Carl Michael de Leon started the program Team Kovu last 2013 and he decided to launch the program again this year. 

Team Kovu Enterprise was legally established in March 8, 2012. However, the concept before its legal formation started a year earlier in February, 2011 when Carl de Leon and his personally trained American Bulldog named Kovu passed the qualifying trial to compete in the official Philippine Mondioring trials. The “Carl & Kovu” tandem was already a known duo to the local dog community since 2007 as they usually participate in key dog events happening in and around the metro. Team Kovu’s reputation was built not only to be known as competitors in the different dog sport events in the country, but also by doing adventure activities like climbing, mountains together, river trekking, and exploring different  beach getaways that are dog friendly. Backed by nine years of professional dog training experience, media attention such as TV guesting and magazine features came along the team’s way. Also, aside from holding dog training classes, the team also gets invited often to do seminars on how to properly communicate with dogs. The Team Kovu brand aims and continuously promotes an active human and dog lifestyle by providing new and exciting avenues on which they can spend quality time together and further bring their relationship to new heights.

Team Kovu would like to invite the local dog community to come and join the first ever human and dog outdoor adventure challenge happening on the “2nd Team Kovu Dog Sport Cup” event for the benefit of the Island Rescue Organization (IRO) this is set to happen on November 28, 2015 (Saturday) at the Greenfield City Sports Field, Paseo Center Sta. Rosa Laguna from 8am to 7pm. Also Ms. Nena Hernandez, Executive Director of IRO, will also be coming in that event to share awareness and their advocacy and the assistance of the local dog community in Metro Manila to extend in the south area side of our country.

There are a lot of exciting things that will happen on that event such as follows:
  • Philippine Canine Sports Alliance (PCSA) Official Agility Trials
  • Beginner’s Fun Challenge
  • All American Bulldog Show
  • Photo Contest
Team Kovu Challenge will be launched to the public as its main event. Here are the following obstacle challenges for the TKC:

Bamboo Teepee Maze
Horizontal Ladder Walk

Crawling Pit

Pull Power

Bamboo Bridge
Hurdle Overload

Artifice Box

Uphill Battle

For more information:
Carl Michael G. de Leon 
+639155746632 |
Team Kovu FB:
For tickets:

Monday, November 16, 2015

“Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert”

Manila, Philippines - Lyric Opera of the Philippines and the Resorts World Manila to organize a special campaign for this year’s “Breast Cancer Awareness”.

“Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. The event will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to fight Breast Cancer, a disease that has claimed thousands of lives over the years. The organizers aim to educate people about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it. Each ticket you buy will send one Breast Cancer patient to much needed Chemotherapy Treatment.

You will be treated to a night of song and music courtesy of the conductor Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra. Artists who are expected to perform at the concert are Jose Mari Chan, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, Franco and Ayen Laurel, John Glenn Gaerlan, Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.
Tickets for the event are available at the Ticketworld and

About Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is a leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines that showcases thrilling lifestyle choices, unique events, first-rate performances and recreational thrills. Strategically located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a direct portal to the world-class hospitality of the Philippines. RWM is home to top-rate brands such as the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the Remington Hotel, the Marriott Hotel Manila, and Maxims Hotel. For more information, please visit

About Lyric Opera of the Philippines
The goal of Lyric Opera of the Philippines is to offer opera productions of exceptional quality, and to develop an appreciation of the performing arts, music and opera through outreach and educational activities. The institution wants to emulate and recognize the efforts of legends such as Aurelio Estanislao, Manny Gregorio, Gamaliel Viray, Mamerto Villaba, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Sylia La Torre, Mercedes Matias Santiago, Salvacion Yniguez, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Gloria Coronel, Conching Rosal and Irma Potenciano. For more information, please visit

Knowlarity Super Receptionist, a Powerful Cloud Telephony Service

Vinea Distributions Inc., recently launched a powerful cloud telephony service in the 
Philippines which is one of its kind in the country, Knowlarity SuperReceptionist.  Together 
with the people behind Knowlarity they offer a powerful solution that could revolutionize the way 
businesses conducts its communication process.

“There are massive number of SME in emerging markets but are under-served because of 
sales, marketing and distribution problems. We are solving this problem,” says Ambarish Gupta, 
Founder of Knowlarity  Knowlarity is the pioneer of Cloud Telephony products for SME in 
emerging markets and is invested by the famed venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

SuperReceptionist is a hosted business phone system that allows you to record, route, forward, 
and track every call that your company makes or receives.  This new cloud telephony service 
practically replaces the traditional PBX systems ‘need to pay’ model with cloud’s ‘need now’ 
concept of paying only for what they require.  

In time for trade liberalization being offered by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 
and the ASEAN Economic Community, businesses in the Philippines could maximize their 
capacity by integrating Knowlarity SuperReceptionist in their businesses.

How can Knowlarity solve your business problem?

Knowlarity Super Receptionist can be said as a communication equalizer specially for Micro, 
Small and Medium Enteprises (MSME) since they experience a massive communication 
disadvantage due to their inability to spend money on equipment and manpower.  Cloud 
telephony being a managed service, users are freed from the day-to-day management of non 
core-activities allowing them to concentrate on their business.

“Knowlarity is to communications what Amazon Web Services is to applications. Knowlarity 
provides the tools needed by businesses to build today and scale tomorrow,” Knowlarity founder 
and CEO Ambarish Gupta said in a statement.

If you want to avail and know more about this powerful cloud telephony service, 
SuperReceptionist you can visit or call 535.7333 (connect to Vinea 
Distribution Inc. local 111, 112, 164).  Empower your business now.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Laoag na ma-stress sa APEC! Book online instead!

Laoag na ma-stress sa APEC! Book online instead!

The APEC Summit creates a four-day holiday for the tenants of Metro Manila. Flights are being

cancelled and the flow of traffic is expected to thicken within the city as main roads are

scheduled to be closed for this congregation, If you’re still thinking about what to do over this

long weekend, this hiatus can be best maximized with an out-of-town road trip/adventure to

places like Vigan or Laoag.

Laoag na ma-stress as there’s no need to line up at bus terminals or commit to a long drive in

order to reach these distantly beautiful destinations. Biyaheroes has partnered up with Partas

Transport in order to provide a seamless online reservations system that lets you book and

even choose your bus seats online! Offering Express First Class Vigan/Laoag and Pasay/Cubao

routes, this cuts your travel time by up to four hours as there is only one stopover and no

passenger pick-ups will be done along roads.

You can book your seats roundtrip, and via Dragonpay, you can settle payment in major banks

(whether it’s online or over the counter), payment partners such as Bayad Center, Cebuana

Lhullier, LBC, SM Bills Payment, and other popular options found nationwide.

Online reservations have a 2-day cut-off and a fixed 10% extra service charge per booking or

P50 for bookings P500 and below. This gives you Biyaheroes points, cool freebies, and the

convenience of booking and paying anywhere for the guaranteed seats of your choice. Book

directly at the Biyaheroes website and enjoy this provincial commute easily for this holiday.

Save your energy for exploring! Unwind in the countryside and get to know the Philippines

better with historical destinations, awesome food trips, and beautiful sceneries from Vigan and


Biyahe na, biyaHEROES!

Brother extends special price promo for the holiday

Christmas comes early to those looking for top of the line multifunction centers for home or business use.

Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines), a leader in home and business IT solutions, is giving  customers P500 off on prices of its latest Multi Function Center (MFC) series, the Refill Tank System with an ultra-high page yield of 6,000 (in black). The special price promo has been extended until December 31, 2015 at all Brother Authorized Dealers nationwide.

“Following its successful launch, our top of the line Refill Tank System is on a P500 price off until end of the year. This is our way of saying thank you to our customers for their support,” said Glenn Hocson, President of Brother Philippines.

Included in the promo are the following models: DCP-T300, DCP-T500W, DCP-T700W, and MFC-T800W. These are 3 to 4-in-1 MFC units which can print, scan, copy and fax. Moreover, customers may avail of the 0% interest credit card installment plan along with the discount.
Apart from being the brand’s first refillable tank with cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink bottles, Brother Refill Tank System’s smart design allows ink refilling at an optimized 45-degree angle to minimize leakage and staining.

Purchase of Brother’s Refill Tank System is inclusive of a 1 Year Standard Warranty plus 1 Year Extended Warranty, or 30,000 pages that is supported by the Brother Philippines Customer Service Center.

Customers can call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at 02-581-9898 or email helpdesk@brother.comph for inquiries. Follow Brother Philippines on Facebook, and @brotherphils at Twitter and Instagram for updates and other upcoming promos. 

Brother Refill Tank T500W
One of the four models, Brother Refill Tank DCP-T500W, on a special price off until end of December 2015.

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